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University of Otago

1. Perkins, Anita. Travel Texts and Moving Cultures: A German-focused Comparative Analysis in the Context of the Mobilities Turn .

Degree: 2013, University of Otago

How does the experience of travel transform culture over time? This is the question at the heart of my thesis, which brings together two main areas of scholarship: the cultural analysis of literature and film, and the emerging field of mobilities studies. The objects of analysis are travel texts, i.e. literature and film critically engaged in the cultural experience of movement as travel. The selected texts, which are predominantly German, are (re)viewed within the context of the mobilities turn. This emerging methodological direction (re)conceives of cultures as mobile, and is set out paradigmatically in Mimi Sheller’s and John Urry’s article “The New Mobilities Paradigm” (2006). Mobilities scholars critique traditional sedentary perspectives of people and place, such as that which Martin Heidegger promotes in his essay “Bauen, Wohnen, Denken” (1951). My analysis generally draws on two main concepts or ways of being, namely dwelling, or remaining in one place, which connotes stability, groundedness and permanence, and mobility, or travel to other destinations, which connotes movement, change, and uncertainty. The main body of analysis is prefaced by an examination of the Greek epic, Homer’s Odyssey(ca. 750-700 BC).I consider Odysseus’s culturally foundational journey and the notion of his return to Ithaca as an ideal homecoming. Next, I review selected examples of travel writing from a historical period of significant social change defined by Reinhart Koselleckas the Sattelzeit, 1770-1830. During the Sattelzeita culture founded on mobilities emerged and the desire for travel opened up a space in which new supplementary ideas were formed in relation to technology, Bildung, and culture. Works analysed include Georg Forster’s A Voyage Round the World (1777), which describes the young German scientist’s journey to New Zealand with Captain Cook. I also examineAdelbert von Chamisso’s Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte (1814). This fictional narrative by the exiled French-German includes the notable image of a traveller who loses his shadow and thus human contact, but gains seven-league boots which enable enhanced worldwide travel. The Sattelzeit is then compared to the contemporary period of 1985-2010, which comprises two sections. In the first part encompassing 1985-1995,the central focus is onglobal turning point of 1989/90. The analysis of travel texts shows that travel is increasingly regarded as a human right. I look at the travel ideals of East German writers in the build-up to the Fall of the Berlin Wall, in Erich Loest’s novel Zwiebelmuster (1985) and Friedrich Christian Delius’s novella Der Spaziergang von Rostock nach Syrakus (1995). I argue that after 1989/90 the world reaches a point-of-no-return with regard to the global intensification of mobilities. This is intimated in Andrei Ujica’s documentary film Out of the Present (1995) via an extra-terrestrial filmicgaze and the obsolescence of the cosmonaut’s national identity. In the second part, encompassing 1995-2010, I evaluate how travellers experience… Advisors/Committee Members: Ryan, Simon (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: German studies; travel writing; cultural studies; film; Sattelzeit; East Germany; Martin Heidegger; John Urry; Mimi Sheller; mobilities; Odyssey

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APA (6th Edition):

Perkins, A. (2013). Travel Texts and Moving Cultures: A German-focused Comparative Analysis in the Context of the Mobilities Turn . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4311

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Perkins, Anita. “Travel Texts and Moving Cultures: A German-focused Comparative Analysis in the Context of the Mobilities Turn .” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Otago. Accessed July 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4311.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Perkins, Anita. “Travel Texts and Moving Cultures: A German-focused Comparative Analysis in the Context of the Mobilities Turn .” 2013. Web. 17 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Perkins A. Travel Texts and Moving Cultures: A German-focused Comparative Analysis in the Context of the Mobilities Turn . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Otago; 2013. [cited 2019 Jul 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4311.

Council of Science Editors:

Perkins A. Travel Texts and Moving Cultures: A German-focused Comparative Analysis in the Context of the Mobilities Turn . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Otago; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4311


Florida Atlantic University

2. Tucker, Walteria C. Prepare, process, package: the consumption of Haiti in Hispanic Caribbean literature.

Degree: PhD, 2011, Florida Atlantic University

Summary: Since Alejo Carpentier's 1944 encounter with the "real maravilloso" in the ruins of the Citadelle La Ferriáere, Haiti has been linked with the notion of Latin American identity, in particular, and American identity, in general. Interesting to me are the ways and the means by which Haiti resurfaces in Cuban and Puerto Rican narratives and what allusions to Haiti in these texts imply about its relationship to the Hispanic Caribbean. I will combine the ideas of John Beverley, Sybille Fischer, and Mimi Sheller to discuss how representations of Haiti work to perpetuate its disavowal and render it a consumable product for the rest of the Caribbean as a whole, and for the Hispanic Caribbean specifically. I will focus on works by Cuban and Puerto Rican authors who have prepared, processed, and packaged Haiti in such a way that its culture, language, and even sexuality are able to satisfy long-held cravings for that which is local and exotic. Thus, I hope to explain how it has been and will continue to be possible for the Hispanic Caribbean to consume Haiti positively as a symbol of its marvelous reality and negatively as an Afro-Caribbean personification of racial, cultural, and political decadence in literature.

Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011.

Subjects/Keywords: Beverley, John , 1943-; Fischer, Sybille; Sheller, Mimi; Identity (Psychology) in literature; Latin American literature – Criticism and interpretation; Caribbean fiction (French) – Criticism and interpretation

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Tucker, W. C. (2011). Prepare, process, package: the consumption of Haiti in Hispanic Caribbean literature. (Doctoral Dissertation). Florida Atlantic University. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3322521

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tucker, Walteria C. “Prepare, process, package: the consumption of Haiti in Hispanic Caribbean literature.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, Florida Atlantic University. Accessed July 17, 2019. http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3322521.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tucker, Walteria C. “Prepare, process, package: the consumption of Haiti in Hispanic Caribbean literature.” 2011. Web. 17 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Tucker WC. Prepare, process, package: the consumption of Haiti in Hispanic Caribbean literature. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Florida Atlantic University; 2011. [cited 2019 Jul 17]. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3322521.

Council of Science Editors:

Tucker WC. Prepare, process, package: the consumption of Haiti in Hispanic Caribbean literature. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Florida Atlantic University; 2011. Available from: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3322521

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